Thursday, July 10, 2014

Stayin' Alive


When Wilde Lake was dedicated in 1967 James Rouse remarked that he hoped Columbia would never be finished, that the community would continue to develop and that the residents who would come to call Columbia home would be actively engaged in the process. That has proven to be true and the history of Columbia is an ongoing story. (Columbia Archives)

(Photo from Columbia Archives: History of Columbia)

There's a meeting tonight. I believe I've told you that already.

There's another meeting in the town that was supposed to transform our notion of towns and bring new ideas to community living.

There's yet one more meeting on top of all the other meetings, and I hate meetings. And I will be there.

I will be there because I believe Columbia should live.

I will be there because I believe our community deserves an exciting and inspiring park that invites us to come together.

I will be there because I believe it is time to include more than one generation in the future of our amazing city. The people on the People Tree: they're us, but only if we raise our voices, support, participate, give witness.

I believe in the transformative power of what happens when people come together to work for something.

"I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things."― Amy Poehler





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